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Fringe Festival, Love and Records, concerts, punk, metal and more this week

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There is no shortage of things to do this week. When it rains, it pours, hopefully not literally. After a couple of quieter weeks, relatively speaking, things begin to jump again this week.

Five Alarm Funk are one of many bands playing love and Records, Sept. 17. Photo by Richard Amery
 This year’s performances feature Delhi 2 Dublin who are bound to get you dancing,  former Delhi 2 Dublin violin player Kytami, plus Five Alarm Funk, Royal Canoe, traditional country trio Boots and The Hoots and even the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra Museaus. Don’t forget former Calgary poet Laureate Kris Demeanor, Vancouver based accordion punk Geoff Berner, talented Saskatchewan songstress Megan Nash, Fort Macleod’s Ryland Moranz and his band, local jazz/ funk band the Groove Apostles, Gray, alternative rock duo Sparkle Blood, Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp and lots more. There is no charge to attend, so hopefully you can check out all of the other fun happening this week.

The Lethbridge Folk Club opens their new season at the Lethbridge College Cave with Calgary based, Chilean born guitarist Oscar Lopez and Dale Ketcheson, who opens the show at 8 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $30 including a membership for the Folk Club’s exceptional season. This year there is a student membership for $20 including the membership.

 For something a little different, the Windy City tattoo weekend runs at Exhibition Park, Friday through Sunday. There will be tattoo artist, and live entertainment.

 There is also a big country show at the Enmax Centre, Sept. 17 with Georgia born country musician Billy Currington, who has  a number of top 40 radio hits including “ People Are Crazy,” “Good At Drinking Beer,”Let Me Down Easy,““Like My Dog” and more. Tickets range between $45-$65. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with Russell Dickerson opening the show.

 The Geomatic Attic also opens their season on the weekend, on Sunday, Sept. 18 with Austin based folk musician and fiddle player Carrie Rodriguez with New York songwriter Chip Taylor who is best know for writing “ Wild Thing” an “Angel of Montgomery,” to name just a couple.
 The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 advance $42.50


online $45 door
 Earlier in the week there are some excellent punk and rock shows. Local rock band Outrun The Arrow are holding a cancer fundraiser at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept. 14. The next day, will be amazing.
 Canadian punk legends D.O.A. and The Dayglo Abortions return to Lethbridge for a big show at Pulse with special guests the Scallywags. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

 Local rock band Silkstones play the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Sept. 16. Honker’s Pub is featuring live music on Fridays. and have started their Friday night open Stage. Frankie G of local blues rock band Driving While Blind is the host this week. And as usual Honker‘s has their usual afternoon jam on Saturday, Aug. 17 fro 3-7 p.m.

Also in the afternoon, The Lethbridge Public Library Family jam returns to the Owl Acoustic lounge on Saturday, Sept. 17.
 It runs from 1:30-4 p.m. The Owl will be a busy place, Sept. 17 as they are also hosting a Love and Records afterparty featuring grunge / blues band Crooked Spies, Victoria based rock band  Winona Forever and local alternative rock band the Bummer Club. There are also Love and Records afterparties at Attainable Records and Plum.

And The Chevelles will rock your socks off at Casino Lethbridge, Sept 16 and 17.

Also this week, the Lethbridge Fringe Festival runs Sept. 15-18 with several productions including two local productions. Lethbridge stand -up comedian Mavic Adecer will be performing “Enlightened Swinger”  and Theatre Outré will be performing “No Way Out.” Several female oriented works are also on the bill including Wendy Froberg’s “ Archetype,”  Judith Belle’s mime act “Belle Paris,” “Commencing,”  “No Allegiances,” and “Nothing is Enough.” They will be taking place at Club Didi Casa and the Gate. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Casa. All the money goes to the performers.

— By Richard Amery, l.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:01 )  
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